Make Your Greece Holidays Memorable on Majestic Islandsby Daisy Wilkinson Travel Guides
Considered as the birthplace of Western civilisation, Greece is situated on the Balkan Peninsula's southernmost part. It is explored by many tourists from different corners of the world every year, as it is home to enchanting natural surroundings and intriguing ancient sites. One can understand the rich historical legacy of this European country from the fact that it has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While holidaying in this part of the world, you'll also come across several charming islands.
One of the most popular among them you'll get to explore during your Greece holidays is Santorini. This picture-perfect island in the Aegean Sea is home to some visually appealing towns and villages. While on a visit to this fabulous island, you'll get to witness attractive ancient artefacts in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. If you like to get underwater to explore some fantastic marine life, there are some famous diving sites along Santorini's rugged shorelines. Corfu is another great island worth exploring is Corfu. It is well-known for its UNESCO-listed villages that were created during the times when it was ruled by many powerful rulers, such as the Venetians, Byzantines, and the British.
Kefalonia is the largest among the Ionian Islands and an excellent place for nature lovers and those wanting to experience an idyllic life of the countryside. You'll come across some sleepy little fishing towns, such as Fiskardo and Argostoli while exploring this Greek island. One of the most attractive factors of Kefalonia that draw plenty of tourists to it every year is its majestic coastline. You'll also find aromatic olive plantations while on your tour of this island. Another mesmerising Greek island with an abundance of olive groves is Crete. The peaks of Mount Ida and the ridges of Lefka Ori are some of the attractions that this island has in store for its visitors.
If you wish to join the crowd of revellers in one of the most happening islands of the country, head to Mykonos. An exciting island of the Cyclades, it can be reached easily from Athens with the help of speed boats or domestic flights. You can have loads of fun in the interiors of Mykonos town, which is often referred to as the 'Ibiza of Greece'. Sun-seekers can choose to unwind on the beautiful Elias Beach. A more laid-back getaway is Lefkada, which offers you a glimpse of life in the Greek countryside. Nature lovers would be delighted to see dense forests of cypress, juniper, and olive trees on this island.
The sleepy island of Chios can be easily ignored by many travellers. Although it is not as popular as Santorini, Crete, or Corfu, it certainly has its own unique charm. Located just off the coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea, the island has some interesting medieval villages on the hilly regions and relatively untouched coastline. Another great reason to explore this island is the Nea Moni monastery, which dates back to the times of Constantine IX and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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